Posted by snood on December 4, 2002, at 11:34:03
In reply to Re: please be supportive of religious faith » Dr. Bob, posted by Eddie Sylvano on November 25, 2002, at 9:53:42
Since day one of my life, I've been coldly pragmatic. It seems that I'll just have to wait until some day that it magically strikes me.
I am a Christian (I go to a Baptist church, but I can't say that we're actually Baptist...lol) and hopefully no one will attack my beliefs here, but judging by your quote above, God is already working on your heart and mind. You seem to be really very open-minded to matters of faith, and that may eventually lead you to a God that you can completely believe in. For some people, believing in God isn't something that comes to them "magically". For my husband, believing in what my bible says was a slow process, of over 2 years. I was raised in Church, wanted nothing to do with religion or church as I got older, but I still believed in God. My husband one day, out of the blue, said he wanted us to find a church. I resisted. I wanted nothing to do with it. Eventually, he got me to go with him, and after 2 years of arguing about why I didn't need to go with him, I heard the pastor say something that reminded me that I was much happier when I was living as a practicing Born-again Christian. So, It's like I've been born-again twice. But in the end it was MY choice to believe again.
So, just remember that these are my beliefs, I have respect for other people's beliefs, and I am making no attempt to try to get you to believe what I believe. I'm basically just saying that if you keep searching, you will find what's right for YOU. It doesn't matter who's God you believe in or even if you choose no God, as long as it is YOUR belief.
I pray you find what you are looking for.....